Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Romantic Love vs God’s Love
In my 20’s
I  walked with a heart  blurred and heavy,
wearing an alloyed chain of  youth’s dependency,
waiting for the love of the sun
and passion of  the moon
to  hug me tightly
and filled my life with permanent gaiety .

Now I’m thirty-nine,
No longer  like a semi-open rose
But fully mature
and determined to listen to the
depth of  my soul’s voice.

What a fool was I !
How ignorant was I!
These- I have now realized;
Mundane romantic love
is full of insecure, futile sighs.

Many men try to impose their love on me,
They tell me that in old age
I’ll have no one who will care for me
and I will feel all damn lonely,
I’ve learnt to listen to them un-reactively
and walk away bearing my feminine dignity.
To those who consider themselves
sheltered by a partner’s love and lucky,
I bow to each of them  and say sincerely
“May God bless thee!”

But to me true love
is the love of the Divine
and that’s the type of love
that has touched my life.

When I close my eyes,
I deeply feel his rays
of love shining with
confidence amidst
his omniscience
his omnipresence
his omnipotence.

God loves me unconditionally,
And I too love him genuinely,
Unlike human heart,
his heart has no limited handcuffs,
It’s all- space and eternal growth.

God’s love always speaks the truth,
It’s no flatterer,
but the wisest advisor
It shows me the enlightened  path.

Being connected to God constantly,
I never feel lonely and unhappy ,
My life immerses in his immortality
And dances with his love’s permanency.



My Little Daughter
O my little daughter!
Over the years,
you have smiled,
sung and played
in my imagination’s garden,
But due to unpredictable circumstances
and my chosen life’s broader mission
you have never been the fruition
of my reality’s creation

Single and celibate ,
I’ve chosen to be
to protect you
from a fake daddy’s
lies and treachery,
and the sharp tongue
of society’s and family’s mockery

O my little daughter!
Amidst morning’s poetry,
you have often hugged me
but now you have understood
that God and Poetry make me cheery,
So you have loosen your embrace
and set me free

You say that you are contented
in the unborn world,
Over there, no pain, no tears swirl
You are closer to the Divine,
At any time you can visit
any part of the universe
You are a liberated, unchained soul

O my little daughter!
My human soul feel a glimpse
of the distant future,
After many eons , you will again come
to me
As a mother , on Earth I will always be
your lighthouse
whenever you will sail in the vast sea
called life.

Vatsala Radhakeesoon,Born in Mauritus in1977, Vatsala Radhakeesoon has had a keen interest in poetry writing since a very young age. Her poems have been featured in  local and international newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. Her first poetry book ‘When Solitude Speaks’ was published in 2013 on the approval of the Ministry of Arts and Culture (Mauritius).She is currently self-employed and continues to write poems in English, French, Kreol and Hindi.